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Topics in Emergency Medicine

7-Night Authentic Cuba Cruise Conference
Round-trip Fort Lauderdale, FL
There is no impact to any of our cruises to Cuba in accordance with U.S. to Cuba travel regulations
February 7 - 14, 2018

Holland America Line's Classic ms Veendam
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14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Toxicology/Poisonings-What's Old and What's New
    • Review the fundamentals of examining and diagnosing the poisoned patient.
    • Discuss appropriate strategies for managing the common toxicologic emergencies.
    • Analyze some common and interesting cases in which a poisoned patient presented to the emergency department.
    • Introduce the listeners to some of the new, and up-and-coming recreational drugs of abuse.
  2. Vertigo-I'm So Dizzy, My Head Is Spinnin'
    • Describe the common presentations of peripheral and central vertigo.
    • Describe and review some of the provocative testing which can help to differentiate between a benign presentation of vertigo and a more serious central vertigo.
    • Explore a systematic approach to patients presenting with vertigo.
  3. Emergencies in Hematology and Oncology-Heme Horrors and Oncology Uh Oh's
    • Discuss a few of the common yet complicated hematologic emergencies.
    • Discuss a few of the common yet complicated oncologic emergencies.
    • Develop a simplified approach to a very complicated topic.
    • Analyze some difficult cases in hematology and Oncology.
  4. Pulmonary Embolism-What if the Patient is Pregnant and Who Can I Send Home with a PE? 2 controversies in the diagnosis and management of PE
    • Describe the various tests for PE and how they apply to the pregnant patient.
    • Explore a novel algorithm to evaluate for PE in pregnancy.
    • Survey the literature that supports the practice of discharging low-risk PE patients.
    • Discuss some scoring systems to risk stratify patients with PE to determine those who can be safely discharged.
  5. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for the Emergency Provider
    • Describe the mechanisms of action of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
    • Explore clinical scenarios where the use of hyperbaric oxygen may be curative or adjunctive to standard therapy.
    • Discuss some controversial uses of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Additional topics under development
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
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Faculty
Jonathan Glauser, MD, FACEP, MBA
Professor, Emergency Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Faculty, Residency Training Program in Emergency Medicine
MetroHealth Medical Center/ Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Dr. Glauser is originally from Philadelphia and attended medical school at Temple University Medical School.

He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center, and attained his MBA from Case Western Reserve University. He has worked since residency in Cleveland Ohio at the following teaching institutions: Mount Sinai Medical Center, University Hospitals of Cleveland, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and MetroHealth Medical Center.

He is currently Professor of Emergency Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and senior faculty of the Residency Program in Emergency Medicine based at MetroHealth Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic. He is board certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and in Emergency Medicine. He currently resides with his wife in the Cleveland area.

Colin G. Kaide, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, UHM
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Specialist in Hyperbaric Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
The Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

Colin Kaide is an associate professor of Emergency Medicine at the Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. As a native of Chicago, Illinois, he completed Undergraduate Studies and Medical School at the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign. He completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the Ohio State University (1993-1996). After residency, he served as the assistant director of the emergency department in Lima, Ohio for 3 years while serving as part-time faculty at OSU. In 2000 he joined the department at OSU as a full-time faculty member. He is board-certified in Emergency Medicine and Hyperbaric Medicine. In addition to emergency medicine and hyperbarics, he completed advanced training in wound care and is certified by the Council for Medical Education and Testing. He does wound care at the Ohio State Comprehensive Wound Center.

His academic interests include: Medical education, Rapid-Sequence Intubation and the Advanced Management of the Difficult Airway, Hematological and Oncological Disorders, Anticoagulation and its Reversal, Procedural Sedation, Hyperbaric Medicine and Chronic Wound Care. He was honored as "Teacher of the Year" for the Department of Emergency Medicine (2008) and has received both the OSU College of Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award (2004) and Outstanding Teaching Award (2008). He is core faculty in the Emergency Medicine residency program at OSU.

One of his outside interests is martial arts. He has participated in the combative arts since 1978 and holds a 3rd-degree black belt in Goshin Jitsu. He has been a teacher of self-defense since high school and has developed a specialized course for EMS providers and healthcare professionals. He has also been a principal developer and Chief Medical Editor for a medical software company that produces a computer-based electronic medical record product that creates computerized ED and inpatient discharge instructions, prescriptions, and work excuses with over 800 hospitals using the software and instructions.
Accreditation

Accredited Continuing Medical Education Accreditation: Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


ANCC Accredited Continuing Nursing Education Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.

Nurse Practitioners can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed aanpcert.org/ptistore/control/recert/ce_opps.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program . Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Cruise Itinerary
DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Wed Feb 07 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Thu Feb 08 Havana (La Habana), Cuba
8:00 am -
Fri Feb 09 Havana (La Habana), Cuba
- 2:00 am
Sat Feb 10 Cienfuegos, Cuba
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sun Feb 11 Montego Bay, Jamaica
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Mon Feb 12 Georgetown, Cayman Islands
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Feb 13 *At Sea
- -
Wed Feb 14 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Cienfuegos, Cuba - Situated in a beautiful bay in the heart of Cuba’s fertile agricultural region on the southern coast, Cienfuegos will quietly charm you with its French spirit, tranquil seaside setting and neoclassical architecture. Known as La Perla del Sur (the Pearl of the South), Cienfuegos was originally founded by French settlers and its city center is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Rich in educationally engaging diversions, its historic center features well-preserved 19th-century structures, gorgeous plazas and a layout inspired by the Spanish Enlightenment. Discover the ornate and eclectic Palacio de Valle and take in the stunning views as you explore Punta Gorda, the perfect spot to enjoy the sunset. Step back in time at Teatro Terry with a performance by local artists or discover nearby Trinidad, a remarkably well-preserved colonial town recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site and anchored by its impressive Plaza Mayor, an open-air museum of Spanish colonial architecture.
George Town, Grand Cayman - The premier attraction here is Seven Mile Beach...white as snow, soft as talc. Name your game and you'll find it here: Snorkeling, swimming, sailing, windsurfing over rippling waves, or gliding under them in a passenger submarine. Or perhaps shopping is your game. Duty-free bargains abound: crystal, perfume, jewelry fashioned of silver and prized pink coral.
Havana, Cuba - Legendary nightlife, iconic music, and distinct culture. Take the unique opportunity to get to know fascinating local culture while discovering the timeless sights and sounds of nostalgic Havana. Mingle with locals and partake of the cafecito ritual at local cafés as you immerse yourself in a place untouched by time.

ITINERARY UPDATES

STATEMENT REGARDING U.S. CUBA POLICY CHANGES - 2:30 PM EST. FRIDAY, JUNE 16

We are pleased there is no impact to any of our cruises to Cuba as announced in the new U.S. policy toward Cuba today. Our guests are already enjoying curated people-to-people experiences under the approved categories of travel. We will continue to review the full and exact scope of the policy changes and any updated regulations during the implementation period which may take several months. Our cruises will continue to be delivered in accordance with U.S. to Cuba travel regulations and we will keep our guests and travel partners informed as we get any additional information. Up-to-date information regarding our itineraries to Cuba will continue to be updated here.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Do the Cuba travel changes announced by President Trump impact my sailing?
At this time, there is no impact to any of our cruises scheduled to travel to Cuba. Booked and potential guests can continue to cruise with us to Cuba without impact to their cruise vacation.

Is there anything additional I need in preparation for my travel to Cuba?
At this time, requirements to travel to Cuba include a valid passport, acquiring the appropriate visa, and the completion of the Guest Certification for Authorized Travel to Cuba identifying which of the twelve (12) licenses you are traveling under.

Will Royal continue to operate People to People tours? At this time, they don’t anticipate any changes to the Shore Excursions program.

Will additional documentation be required to go on a Royal Caribbean tour?
At this time, requirements to travel to Cuba include a valid passport, acquiring the appropriate visa, and the completion of the Guest Certification for Authorized Travel to Cuba identifying which of the twelve (12) licenses you are traveling under.

How long after travel do I need to keep this documentation for?
Copy of the certification must be retained for at least 5 years from date of authorized travel.

What are the specific requirements to travel to Cuba?
  • US Citizens - visa required to enter Cuba will be facilitated by Royal Caribbean during embarkation at a cost of $75
  • Cuban Americans who left Cuba prior to January 1, 1971 - visa required is HE11 and this must be obtained prior to your cruise
  • Cuban Americans who left Cuba after January 1, 1971 - do not need a visa to travel to Cuba, however will need their Cuban passport and a One-Page Entry Request Application which must be obtained prior to your cruise
  • International travelers - if you are traveling from one of the eighteen countries listed below, you must obtain an A-1 visa prior to your cruise. Countries include: Cameroon, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Philippines, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Iraq, Yemen
Montego Bay, Jamaica - Jamaica is for lovers and lovers of nature. Here you may drift lazily down the Martha Brae on a gondola made of bamboo. Stroll gardens studded with koi ponds. Sip a Planter's Punch on the porch of a working plantation's great house. Whatever you do, don't miss Dunn's River Falls, where the cool water from the rain forest cascades over natural stone steps to the sea.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Cruise Pricing

Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING
PER PERSON
Pinnacle Suites (PS) – Bedroom with 1 king-size bed, oversize whirlpool bath & shower, living room, dining room, dressing room, private verandah, pantry, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, guest toilet, floor-to-ceiling windows.
Stateroom amenities include: Neptune Lounge: A very special amenity exclusively for guests cruising in a Deluxe Verandah Suite or Penthouse Verandah Suite, the industry-leading Neptune Lounge features a private place to relax, socialize with other suite guests and enjoy the personalized service of a concierge. The fleet-wide lounges provide worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and wi-fi for a small charge. One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service is available when the Neptune Lounge is closed.
Approximately 1,273 sq. ft. including verandah.
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Neptune Suite (SA) – Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person. Suites also include a variety of firm, medium and soft pillows, no-host mini-bar for easy entertaining, personalized cruise stationery, over-sized bath towels, one-touch telephone concierge service, fresh flowers, and a complimentary DVD library.
398 sq. ft. with veranda
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Vista Suite (A) - Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath and shower, sitting area, no-host mini-bar, floor-to-ceiling windows. Includes all the stateroom amenities, plus signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens, luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerhead, 5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.
284-398 sq. ft. with veranda
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Vista Suite (B) - Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath and shower, sitting area, no-host mini-bar, floor-to-ceiling windows. Includes all the stateroom amenities, plus signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens, luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerhead, 5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.
284-398 sq. ft. with veranda
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Vista Suite (BB) - Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath and shower, sitting area, no-host mini-bar, floor-to-ceiling windows. Includes all the stateroom amenities, plus signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens, luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerhead, 5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.
284-398 sq. ft. with veranda
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Lanai (CA) - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. Sliding glass doors lead onto the walk-around Lower Promenade Deck.
Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels Premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers.
Approximately 181–256 sq. ft.
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OceanView Stateroom (D) Picture window, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.
185-197 sq. ft.
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OceanView Stateroom (F) - Picture window, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.
185-197 sq. ft.
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Inside Stateroom (L) - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.
143-207 sq. ft.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Call for Pricing
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $375 per person
Visa: additional.
Deposit $350 per person
Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date.
Please check with one of our cruise consultant for policies applicable to this cruise.

Important Note: Not all staterooms within each category have the same furniture configuration and/or facilities. Appropriate symbols within the rooms on the deck plans describe differences from the stateroom descriptions . All information is subject to change.
* COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: While we are not a 'cruise discounter,' we will match any price offered by the cruise line, directly to the general public, at the time of booking. This offers includes many short-term, promotional rates. All cruise line rates can be withdrawn by the cruise line at any time and are capacity controlled.
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Although subject to change at any time, the listed prices are generally available up to about 90 days before sailing; at that time they convert to typically higher, market rates. Rates offered directly by the cruise line and quoted by our agents are also subject to change at any time, can be withdrawn at any time and are capacity controlled.
CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY WILL APPLY: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please review the policy applicable to this cruise with our staff. We strongly recommend Travel Insurance to cover the unexpected.
FUEL SUPPLEMENT: Cruiselines may implement a fuel surcharge depending on the price of crude oil.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

TravelSafe.comPlease visit TravelSafe.com for travel insurance information.

Cruise Line cancellation policies are strictly enforced. For that reason, we urge all of our travelers to carefully consider whether travel insurance is a good value for them.

Certainly, if you have reason to think that "something might come up" that might force you to cancel, travel insurance is worth the cost of the premium. Examples we've seen in the past include ill or frail family members and changes in employment causing relocation.

If travel insurance is the right choice for you, we recommend TravelSafe. To visit their site and explore your options click here or on the link above; this link allows you to price out the insurance plan you prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.

What Our Travel Insurance Can Cover:

  • Trip Cancellation & Interruption
  • Baggage/Personal Effects Loss & Dealy
  • Missed Connection
  • Medical Expense/Emergency Evacuation
  • Non-Medical Emergency Evacuation
  • Accidental Death
  • On-Call 24 Hour Assistance Services
  • Some plans even include cancel for any reason

before you cruise

Riverside Hotel



620 East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 3330

Riverside Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, on trendy Las Olas Boulevard which features cool sub-tropical breezeways and courtyards alive with sidewalk cafes, lively nightclubs, chic boutiques, art galleries, and world class restaurants. Guests enjoy the outside pool and sundeck with a beautiful view of the yachts cruising by on the New River just steps away. Las Olas Boulevard runs from the center of the Fort Lauderdale's Downtown Business District to the Atlantic Ocean and Fort Lauderdale Beach. Only four miles away from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and Port Everglades, and less than two miles from Fort Lauderdale Beach, Riverside Hotel is the perfect location for your time in South Florida.

Low preferred rates available through Continuing Education Inc./University at Sea ®

Ask your CEI agent for details and availability.


 

Cambria Suites



141 SW 19th Court
Dania Beach, FL 33004

If you're looking to enhance your cruise vacation from Fort Lauderdale, FL, come in a day early and stay at Cambria Hotel & Suites Fort Lauderdale, Airport South & Cruiseport .
A 4-mile drive from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, this relaxed hotel is also 9 miles from the Port Everglades cruise terminal, and 7 miles from Gulfstream Park's casino and sports venues.

Low preferred rates available through Continuing Education Inc./University at Sea ®

Ask your CEI agent for details and availability.